Now available through Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier, Vermont

The Black Dancing Body: A Geography From Coon to Cool
by Brenda Dixon Gottschild

Body Against Body: the dance and other collaborations of
Bill T. Jones & Arnie Zane

Edited by Elizabeth Zimmer and Susan Quasha

Bodystories: A Guide to Experiential Anatomy
by Andrea Olsen
in collaboration 
with Caryn McHose

Choreographing Difference: The Body and Identity in Contemporary Dance
by Ann Cooper Albright

Dance as a Theatre Art: Source Readings in Dance History From 1581 to the Present
Second Edition
Edited by Selma Jeanne Cohen
With a new section edited by Katy Matheson

Dance from the Campus to the Real World (and Back Again)
Edited by Suzanne Callahan
With Guest Writers

Dance: Rituals of Experience
By Jamake Highwater

Dancing Women: Female Bodies on Stage
by Sally Banes

Hiking the Horizontal: Field Notes from a Choreographer
by Liz Lerman

The Intimate Act of Choreography
by Lynne Anne Blom and L. Tarin Chaplin

Labanotation: The System of Analyzing and Recording Movement
Third Edition
by Ann Hutchinson

The Landscape of the Now: A Topography of Movement Improvisation
by Kent De Spain

Mark Morris
by Joan Acocella

The Moment of Movement: Dance Improvisation
by Lynne Anne Blom and L. Tarin Chaplin

Signed copy

Pina Bausch: The Biography
by Marion Meyer
Translated by Penny Black

Terpsichore in Sneakers: Post-Modern Dance
by Sally Banes

The Thinking Body
by Mabel E. Todd

Time and the Dancing Image
by Deborah Jowitt

Writing Dancing in the Age of Postmodernism
by Sally Banes

Sending gratitude for the generous donations of books from their private collections and, in some cases, for the purchase of books purposely for this collection to: 
Hannah Dennison
Dr. Kathleen Kesson

Alana & Jim Phinney
Martha Ming Whitfield



As more notable books come across my desk, I am noting them below. Let us dare to see and BE beyond the cultural notion that dance history, theory, and philosophy are only for academia types. May we respect readers and make no assumptions, and most importantly make sure there are relevant, inclusive materials available. The books below are either already on deck or under consideration:


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